Training

Bioinformatics platform provides training and help-desk services for BIMSB scientists. We are planning to have Galaxy and R/Bioconductor training sessions.


Computational genomics course 2016

We are organizing a computional genomics course titled “Computational genomics approaches to precision medicine”. The course will take place between 12 and 23 September 2016 in Berlin. The course will include theoretical lectures followed by practical sessions where students directly apply what they have learned. The programming tasks will be mainly done in R and unix. The course will be beneficial for first year computational biology PhD students and experimental biologists who want to begin data analysis or are seeking a better understanding of computational genomics and its applications in precision medicine.

More info on: http://compgen2016.mdc-berlin.de/

Computational genomics approaches to precision medicine from Altuna Akalin

Bioinformatics walk-in clinics

Bioinformatics platform is offering walk-in clinics to help researchers with their bioinformatics questions and provide discussion. The clinics takes place every 30-45 days, it is announced via e-mail through MDC maillists.

How it works

Bring your bioinformatics problems/questions (and data if you have), no appointment needed. We will advise you on how to deal with your problem and/or refer you to other platforms or groups who can best advise you. The format is one-to-one consultation. This is not a course, lecture or a tutorial with a predefined agenda. Some of the things we can help with are listed below:


R training

We provide basic R training for scientists. Currrently, we offer courses only to BIMSB members. If you are not at BIMSB but interested in those training sessions, go to contact to request more information.


Unix and SGE training

We provide basic unix and SGE for scientists. Currrently, we offer courses only to BIMSB members. If you are not at BIMSB but interested in those training sessions, go to contact to request more information.


On demand consulation

Go to contact to request bioinformatics related help-desk services. These services can be scheduled depending on the demand and availability of Dr. Altuna Akalin.

Past courses & events


Internal computational genomics course 2016

We are organizing a computional genomics course for January/February 2016. The course will be open for BIMSB and MDC students and employees. The course content will be similar to compgen2015 course below. If you are interested, please register your interest below.

Registration of interest form

Computational genomics course 2015

We are organizing a computional genomics course for 18-24 October 2015. The course will include theoretical lectures followed by practical sessions where students directly apply what they have learned. The programming tasks will be mainly done in R. The course will be beneficial for first year computational biology PhD students and experimental biologists who want to begin data analysis or are seeking a better understanding of computational genomics.

More info on: http://compgen2015.mdc-berlin.de/

Computational genomics course poster 2015 (BIMSB/MDC-Berlin) from Altuna Akalin

Bioinformatics Hackathon 2015

We are organizing a Bioinformatics Hackathon between 14-15 September 2015. The event is for students, postdocs and investigators who are already making and using bioinformatics tools. Participants are encouraged to work on problems related to RNA bioinformatics, though other bioinformatics research problems are also welcome. There is no restriction on which programming languages or frameworks (such as galaxy) are used for development as long as developed tools are open source.

More info on: http://bioinformatics.mdc-berlin.de/hackathon2015.html

Bimsb bioinfo hackathon 2015 from Altuna Akalin

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